Emory Police Department Units

EPD strives to create a safe and inclusive campus for everyone. Building trust begins with us. We’re here for you.

EPD is composed of multiple units that provide a variety of services to the entire Emory community.

Accreditation and Compliance Unit

The Accreditation and Compliance Unit monitors EPD’s path to accreditation, ensuring that we implement the best practices for 21st century policing.

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Community Engagement Unit

The Community Engagement Unit’s responsibilities include community outreach and crime prevention, public information resources about campus safety, and management of the Emory Police Ambassadors (work-study) program.

Emergency Communications Unit

Based at EPD headquarters, the Emergency Communications Unit receives incoming emergency calls by phone or the LiveSafe app. Dispatchers quickly assess the situation and coordinate EPD, EMS, and Fire Safety units around the clock.

Investigations and Intelligence Unit

Investigations and Intelligence conducts criminal investigations, case reviews, and threat assessments. The unit is based at EPD headquarters.

Logistics and Materiel Unit

The Logistics and Materiel Unit is responsible for managing the department’s equipment and vehicle fleet.

Public Information Unit

The Public Information Unit manages the department's website and social media channels while responding to information requests from students, faculty, staff, the Emory community, and media outlets. 

Recruiting Unit

The Recruiting Unit manages recruiting, hiring, background investigations, and onboarding.

Records Unit

The Records Unit maintains data for the department and ensures reports meet standards for quality and assists the Emory community police report and other law enforcement records requests, requests to restrict (expunge) arrest records, and requests for information regarding police-related activities in the Emory community.

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Security Systems Division (Lockshop)

Staff in the Security Systems Division (a.k.a., the Lockshop) secure Emory property and assets and are responsible for mechanical key control, electronic access control, intrusion detection systems, and security camera systems across our campuses.  

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Training Unit

The Training Unit facilitates, coordinates, and documents training of all EPD employees. 

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Uniformed Patrol Unit

Emory’s Atlanta, Oxford, and Midtown campuses each have a uniformed patrol unit. These units provide police services to the campuses and their adjacent areas 24/7, every day of the year. Officers patrol their assigned areas in vehicles, on bicycles, and on foot and respond to requests for emergency and nonemergency assistance. EPD officers are fully trained and certified by the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council to respond to criminal incidents and take appropriate action, including arrests. However, enforcement is a small part of EPD uniformed patrol’s role. As members of the Emory community, our officers are service providers committed to preserving safety across Emory and continually building our bond of trust with the community.

For emergencies on the Emory and Oxford campuses, 24 hours a day call: 404.727.6111